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EP. 132 "The Not" ft. Zandy Hartig

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Show: 
Lady to Lady
Guests: 
Zandy Hartig

Zandy Hartig (@zandywithaz) joins the ladies to discuss Irish goodbyes, medevil times, Game of Thrones, Father's Day, glamping, Joshua Tree, getting engaged and more! Produced by David Janove, theme song by Zach Ames.

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Sawbones: Guinea Worms

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Sawbones

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee are wrapping a parasitic worm around a stick with Jimmy Carter.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Jurassic World! w/ Adam Ray

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Adam Ray

SPOILER ALERT!!! Hello Buddies! It's the episode you've been waiting for about 65 million years to hear!!!! (chuckle chuckle chuckle)

This week we're joined by comedian and podcaster Adam Ray to talk about the Jurassic Park movies, specifically the new Jurassic World! What do we love? What don't we love? How would we fair in this scenario? Is one of the dinos played by Glenn Close?! You'll have to listen to find out!

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Intro and outro music thanks to Brentalfloss

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Penelope Spheeris & Bhi Bhiman

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Penelope Spheeris
Guests: 
Bhi Bhiman

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Photo courtesy Shout! Factory

Penelope Spheeris Unveils the Worlds of Punk, Hair Metal in 'The Decline of Western Civilization'

Penelope Spheeris says that she loved punk rock when she first heard it in the 1970s because "the chaos was attractive and familiar to me." She directed, filmed and organized that chaos, spending time with LA punk bands Black Flag, the Germs, and X among others, for her movie The Decline of Western Civilization. She strived to show everything -- the good and bad -- and let the audience decide how they felt about the people on-screen.

The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years focused on the over-the-top lifestyles and big dreams of hair metal bands in the late 1980s. And the third film in Spheeris' Decline series went deep into the world of gutter punks in the 1990s.

After many years of VHS-to-DVD bootlegging, the Decline films are now available together for the first time in a box set on Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory, with a collection of bonus materials and commentaries produced by Spheeris and her daughter, Anna Fox.

Spheeris talks to us about the chaos in her own upbringing, the worlds of punk and metal as depicted in her documentaries, and directing a little feature film called Wayne's World.

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Bhi Bhiman on Slyly Subverting the Folk Rocker Stereotype

The Sri Lankan-American singer-songwriter Bhi Bhiman encounters some challenges when he goes on-stage. As he tells it, " I have a couple of things going against me. I’m South Asian looking, I’m playing acoustic guitar and singing and as a general rule people just don’t want to see that. But I have to work up hill against that."

Bhiman's newest album Rhythm & Reason is loosely themed around the immigrant experience, but it's not as earnest as that sounds. He's got a Randy Newman thing going on, too.

Bhiman talks to us about not fitting people's expectations of a folk singer with a guitar, his inspirations for the new album, and why he's got love for the Newm.

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The Outshot: Falling in Love with Catastrophe

"What does romance mean when you're a fully formed adult human being?" Jesse explains why he's sold on the new romantic comedy Catastrophe.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 381 - Nikki Glaser

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Nikki Glaser

Comedian Nikki Glaser joins us to talk car crash love, summer goths, and a small town pride parade.

Download episode 381 here. (right-click)

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RISK! #641: The Best of RISK! #8

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Chris Gethard and others share jaw-dropping true stories in this compilation of the best tales told on the RISK! podcast
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RISK!
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Mike Hollingsworth/James Austin Johnson

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Show: 
Baby Geniuses
Guests: 
Mike Hollingsworth
Guests: 
James Austin Johnson

Hello Babies! We're back in the studio and you know what? We missed you! This week, Emily shares her epic recycling battle! Lisa shares her (possibly) pickle-related anxiety! We've got a new update in this week's Chunch chat! Animator and cool dude Mike Hollingsworth joins us to discuss the Berners St Hoax in Wiki of the Week! Then, he shares some amazing Looney Tunes facts! Expert Polk Stark stops by to talk Bone Shakin' Earthquaking, Honky Tonk HooDoo, Folk Magic! This man knows more about haint suckin' then any 10 other people put together! Thanks for stopping by!

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Mike Hollingsworth
James Austin Johnson

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MBMBaM 259: Birthday Surprise Hole

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So, look. Here's the thing. We prepped all our questions for this episode, but about 10 minutes in, we realized that we just weren't going to do them. So, in this bizarre installment of MBMBaM, we share advice that we wish we could have given our past selves -- important instructions like: Hey, put that bottle of frosted tip gel down. Put it in the garbage, actually.

Suggested talking points: Cold Showers, Exotic Salsas, Video Toasters, Minkus Khan, Safety Patrol, The Pub, Vintage Cocaine, Balls Out United, Peer-Reviewed Bacon, Credit Card Collapse, On Frosted Tips, The Worst Birthday Present of All Time

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 384: Danger Grate with Alison Becker

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Alison Becker

Actress Alison Becker joins Jordan and Jesse for an audio romp with discussions about next level manspreading, fannypackers in Vegas, and Jesse's trip to a farm with goat habitrails and animatronic chickens.

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Pop Rocket: Episode 26 UnReal, Vince Staples and Jumping the Shark

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Wynter, Margaret and Oliver
Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Oliver Wang
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Jesse Thorn

Jesse Thorn guests on an episode in which we decide which celebs will narrate our autobiographies, call out the elements of pop culture we think have jumped the shark and discover which member of the team is secretly into pool porn.

With Oliver Wang, Wynter Mitchell, Margaret Wappler and Jesse Thorn.

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Can't Feel My Face by The Weeknd
Oliver Wang - No Sleep by Janet Jackson
Margaret Wappler - Go by The Chemical Brothers Feat. Q-Tip
Jesse Thorn - Let Your Hair Down by The Temptations

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

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